A rally for the turtles! Local bluegrass and folk bands from the Lowcountry are teaming up for Bird Jam at Awendaw Green on Saturday, February 23 from 1-6 p.m.
Tickets are $25 ($10 kids) and all of the proceeds will benefit Coastal Expeditions efforts to protect the sea turtles in Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online here.
The event will also feature beer and wine from local breweries Westbrook Brewery and Island Coastal Lager, food trucks, a pizza oven, oysters by the bucket and all kinds of treats for the whole family.
The Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge is the most significant nesting site for loggerhead sea turtles north of Florida. Every summer, nearly 2,000 loggerhead nests are recorded on the protected beaches of these barrier islands. Throughout the summer months, a crew of volunteers head out to these islands by boat and battle heat and tides to categorize each nest, move them to higher ground and cage them. They monitor them daily to determine when they hatch and record their success.
Ticket sales from the Bird Jam for Turtles will be used to help ensure that the Coastal Expeditions Foundation is able to continue this important work.